Work up this sweet floral granny square as part of the Unraveled Mitten’s 2021 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet a Long!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Floral Granny Square
This simple square was created as part of the Unraveled Mitten’s 2021 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan CAL! During the course of the year she is hosting designers to create a square for her sampler afghan. There are already a ton of amazing squares for the project and you can learn more about it here.
I wanted a simple floral design that had a traditional granny background, so I created this easy square. I wanted this to be pretty beginner-friendly, so the flower is super easy and fun!
Yarn Options for this Crochet Square
This square is meant to be 12″ square to match the other squares in the CAL. I used Lion Brand Mako Cotton, but you can complete this project in any worsted weight yarn – it’s meant to be a stash-buster after all!
For this square you need three colors of yarn. If you are planning on making the entire sampler afghan you will need four colors of worsted weight yarn. All squares use a size H (5.00mm) hook.
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Floral Granny Square
What You’ll Need
Yarn: 3 colors of worsted weight yarn, I’m using Lion Brand Mako Cotton (worsted weight #4) in Light Gray (A), Green (B) and White (C)
Crochet Hook: US Size H (5.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Finished Size: 12” Square
Ch 3 at beginning of round counts as dc.
Floral Granny Square Crochet Pattern
Begin at flower center.
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first st – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of turning ch – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st; join with sl st to first sc – 24 sts.
Change to B for petals.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat to last 2 sts, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Sl st to first ch-space, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in each ch space, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *dc in sc from rnd below, working over the space between two petals, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first dc. Pull petals to front.
Change to C to begin granny pattern.
Rnd 7: Sl st in first ch-3 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * last ch-3 sp, 3 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of turning ch.
Rnd 8: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, [*ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 sp)], repeat two times more, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of turning ch.
Rnds 9-10: Repeat round 8.
Change to A.
Rnds 11-14: Repeat round 8.
Change to B.
Rnd 15: Repeat round 8.
If needed, repeat round 8 until piece measures 12” square.
Weave in ends.
Block to measurements.
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Today we’ve learned how to crochet an easy floral granny square. I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern!